Which companies had their IPO in 2015? In 2015,  the initial public offering (IPO) stock market was certainly a flop, compared to last year. IPO stock market investment is always exciting for stockholders and buyers when the price will hit high or vice-versa. You should be careful or avoid investing in new companies offering sales because not always do those deals become worthy enough for you.

In 2014 Alibaba’s IPO entry was sprinted out which became the largest and most successful deal in the stock market history. But when we look back one year ago (2012), Facebook lost 30% of its company value when it went public. So, an initial public offering in the stock market always holds uncertainty. Rather than focusing on rapid profit from IPO investment, it is more secure to look for long-term and stable funding.

12 IPO Companies That Went Public In 2015 

12 IPO companies from 2015 are noted below.

companies that had their IPO in 2015
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1. First Data

First Data is an American electronic or online payment service-based company. The company’s headquarters is in Atlanta, Georgia. Star Network from First Data provided 2+ million retail POS debit acceptance, ATM as well as online services for all US debit cards.

First Data was the largest IPO company in 2015. The Company’s IPO fundraising was $2.6 billion in the October offering. Its per-share value at $16 was below its expected range of $18-$20.

In June 1971 First Data resources were founded in Omaha, Nebraska. They provided processing facilities to the Mid-America Bankcard Association (MABA).

2. Tallgrass Energy GP

Tallgrass Energy GP is an energy (oil & natural gas) pipeline company. This company is a part of Tallgrass Energy Partners. It is operating around 7,539 miles of pipeline network in the US. Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, as well as Ohio, all these states are included in their network. Tallgrass also maintains three subsidiary pipeline networks named Trailblazer, Rocky Mountain Express, and Tallgrass Interstate Gas Transmission.

Tallgrass Energy GP went public in 2015. In their Public offering, each stock price was $29. But they offered A class 41,500,000 limited shares. Consequently, the company raised its IPO funding by around $1.2 billion from the May offering in 2015.

3. Columbia Pipeline Partners

Columbia Pipeline Partners is NiSource Inc’s brand. This company is one of the biggest and most fully regulated American companies that is providing natural gas to around 3.5 million consumers. And also they have 500,000 electric customers. With more than 8000 employees, its headquarters is in Merrillville, Indiana. 

Columbia Pipeline Partners made its initial public offering in February 2015, on the New York Stock Exchange. They proposed 46,811,398 limited shares in the offering, per share price call at $23.

The company, founded in 1912 became the Northern Indiana Public Service Company. They submerged with several groups and companies later on.

4. Ferrari

Ferrari is a famous luxury sports car manufacturing company from Maranello, Italy. The company was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939. Their first car came out in 1940 and 1947 was the year of their Ferrari-badge car. In 1969 Fiat acquired a 50% share of Ferrari.

Ferrari made their initial public offering entry on 21st October 2015. Their per share offering price was $52 on the New York Stock Exchange. But they have raised the IPO fund to around $893.1 million.

The company focus was always on sports car racing competitions and participation. Formula One is the most renowned and oldest racing team.

5. Univar

Univar Solution is an international industrial chemical distributor company. This company, started in 1924 with the name Van Waters & Rogers. The company was again renamed two times as Royal Vopak and Univar. The company’s first journey started in Seattle, Washington.

On June 8, Univar Inc announced its initial public offering in 2015. The company’s common stock offering was 20 million shares. It offered a share price of $22 per stock and its IPO capitalization was around $770 million.

6. Fitbit

Fitbit is an electronic and wearable fitness Technology company from America. This company manufactures wearable electronic devices including smartwatches, trackers, IoT devices, fitness monitors, and different physical trackers (heart beat, sleeping time/quality,  activity).

The company went public in June 2015. Its per-share value was $20 and IPO fundraising was $731.5 million. 

Fitbit, founded in 2007 by James Park (CEO) and Eric Friedman (CTO), has supplied its products to more than 100 countries. It sold around 120 million devices and has almost 29 million users.

7. Blue Buffalo Pet Products 

Blue Buffalo Pet Products is an American pet food producer company. The company was founded in 2003 by William Bishop. They claim to use real Chicken, lamb, or fish in their pet food and avoid artificial preservatives or colors. The company makes food for pet dogs and cats.

Blue Buffalo announced its initial public offering valuing the company at $3.92 billion in July 2015. Their per-share value was $20 but the expected share price range was $16-$18. The company collected around $676.6 million in IPO capital. They sold out 33.8 million shares. 

8. TerraForm Global 

TerraForm Global is a subsidiary group of SunEdison.Inc. The company develops and provides solar power plants, wind energy plants, polysilicon, monocrystalline silicon ingots, solar modules, and other solar system services. The company is one of the biggest international solar power companies. It is also the largest renewable energy manufacturing company.

Terraform announced its IPO entry on 31st July 2016 on the NASDAQ stock exchange. The company proposed 45 million A class shares and each stock price was at $15. TerraForm raised $675 million from its initial public offering. The company lost its value about three quarters after going public.

9. TransUnion

TransUnion is a credit reporting agency in the United States. The company gathers and adds around one billion clients’ individual information more than from 30 countries. From more than 65,000 business category consumers they collect data and manage to profile. The company is based in Chicago and Illinois.

TransUnion went public in June 2015 on the New York Stock market. Their offering share was more than 20.9 million shares and the common stock per share rate was $22.50. The company’s IPO fundraising was $664.8 million.

10. EQT GP Holdings

EQT Gp Holdings is a partner group (Delaware limited) of EQT Corporation Company. This company was established by SEB, Investor AB and AEA investors in 1994. The company employed around 650 employees in its various branches. They provide and operate interstate pipeline networks in the Marcellus Shale Region.

The company launched its initial public offering on May 12, 2015. Their offering share price was $27 per stock. Their IPO raising fund was around $621 million. They sold limited stock of 20.3 million shares.

11. Shopify

Shopify is a Canadian e-commerce company founded in 2006. The company’s headquarters is in Ottawa, Ontario. It is an online store and retail sales system e-commerce platform. They provide consumers with various marketing, shipping,  customer operating tools, and payment services. This company spread its business to more than 150 countries. Tobias Lutke and Scott Lake co-founded Shopify.

The company went public on May 21, 2015. They started opening with $28 per share which was more than their offering price of $17. Shopify raised its IPO fund to around $131 million.

12. GoDaddy

GoDaddy is an American web hosting and internet domain registrar company.The company is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona (Delaware). It was founded in 1997 by Bob Parsons. GoDaddy has around 21 million consumers all over the world with 6,600 employees. 

GoDaddy made its IPO entry in 2015. Their per share rate was $20 which was more than the plan $17-$19. The offering value for the company was $4.5 billion. Their approximate IPO funding would be $440 million by the opening stock price.

Conclusion

As of December 2015, a total of 169 companies launched their IPO listing. Although this year’s stock market was not great. In this article, 12 IPO companies’ information is covered, among them, several companies were acquired, merged, or rebranded later by other companies.

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